Tatume (AKA calabacita) is a hardy, open pollinated native of Mexico that grows well in our hot climate and produces pound after pound of flavorful firm fleshed squash. Other squash are either 'summer' or 'winter' squash. This unique C. Pepo has been cultivated to be used as both.
|Days to germination||4 - 7 days|
|Days to maturity||45 days (harvest young)|
|Plant time||January - April; again August - September|
|Spacing||6' - 8'|
|Soil temperature||70 - 95 F|
|Optimum soil P.H||5.5 - 6.8
12' (vine length)